Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: December 19, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tom Phillips, and JBL
This is the 800th episode of SmackDown.
Fandango is already in the ring with Rosa when the show starts.
Roman Reigns vs. Fandango
Fandango got a decent amount of offense but Roman turned things around with a clothesline, a slam, and a superman punch. Then he finished off Fandango with a spear and then pinned him.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Dean Ambrose comes out after the break.
Michael Cole plugged WWE Week on USA.
They showed still photo highlights from the Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt match at TLC.
Dean Ambrose segment – Dean Ambrose comes out to the ring. He said that he and Bray Wyatt visited that special place in hell. Dean said he loved every single second of it because it feels good to get out the anger and frustrations. He said whether it was an accident or act of god he lost. He said he saw in Bray’s eyes that he was afraid and scared to death. Dean said Bray was faced with someone just as twisted as him. Dean said tomorrow night the fight continues at Tribute to the Troops in a boot camp match. Bray popped up on the big screen. He said Dean doesn’t understand that he’s still breathing right now is because he enjoys this game so much. He said he can’t stop until all of the heroes and cities crumble. His hatred for Dean’s world fuels him. He said he’s the battlefield. He said he will watch it all burn. Then he laughed. That was the end of that. Boot camp match tomorrow at Tribute to the Troops.
Miz and Jimmy Uso started the match but Miz tagged out quickly to Luke Harper. There was a staredown between all 6 men at ringside. Miz hid behind Harper as he yelled out at Jimmy Uso. Then they went to commercial. As they came back from break Harper hit Jimmy with a big boot and went for a pin attempt. Fans chanted “we want Mizdow.” Harper gave Miz a nasty look when Miz tagged himself in. The crowd cheered as Miz acted like he was going to tag in Mizdow but he tagged Harper in the match instead. Harper did a gator roll on Jimmy. Mizdow mimicked him and that got Miz upset. Harper hits a sideslam on Jimmy. Pin attempt. 2 count. Harper tags Miz back in, stomps on Jimmy, and tags out right away. Mizdow tagged himself in but Miz tagged himself in before Mizdow could do anything. Jimmy got a clothesline on Miz. Jimmy makes the hot tag to Erick Rowan. Rowan hits Miz with punches and headbutts and a throw. Then a clothesline and shoulder tackle. Then a full nelson slam. Pin attempt. Mizdow breaks the count. Mizdow gets tossed out by The Usos. The Usos superkick Harper and Miz. Then they dive onto Harper at ringside. The Usos tell Rowan to go to the top rope. He does and then does a splash on Miz. He gets the pin.
Winner: Erick Rowan and The Usos
Backstage Jimmy Uso and Naomi talk about her title match later tonight. He apologized for getting angry earlier on WWE Main Event. The Miz was the one that got her the title shot. She wants to be out there on her own though tonight. Jimmy said he’ll root for her backstage.
J&J Security come out with Rollins for his match. They go to commercial before Ryback’s entrance.
Rollins is in the ring waiting for Ryback. They showed a recap of Ryback and Rusev’s confrontation from Raw. Ryback comes out for his match and gets attacked by Rusev on the stage. Rusev kicks Ryback off the stage and then kicks him again. Ryback falls over a box and behind a curtain. Apparently there’s no match.
Seth Rollins says that without The Authority this place is a madhouse. He said there’s no rules and its complete chaos. He said after everything he’s been through in the last 2 days, can you believe this? Rollins says he was robbed at TLC and last night after he orchestrated the beat down of Jericho and Cena, he beat Cena by himself in a steel cage match. He said he’s out here on SmackDown with severely bruised ribs. He was ready to compete against Ryback, he says. He said that he’ll take the night off. Then Dolph Ziggler’s music played. Ziggler came out in street clothes. Ziggler says he knows Seth is pretty good at scamming his way out of things. He said he has news for him…The Authority is out of power all because of Sting and him. He said it was a pretty big deal because he beat Rollins. He said that Rollins is probably contracted to compete tonight. He said the fans deserve to see Rollins compete tonight. He said “how about you go one on one with me?” Rollins asked what he’s done lately to step in the ring with him. Ziggler said he’d be afraid too. He told Seth it’s cool if he admits he’s afraid. Seth asked if he’s implying that he’s afraid of him. Seth said it’s just Dolph Ziggler. He said he’s in a giving mood this holiday season. He accepted the challenge. The 2nd gift to himself is when he curb stomps Dolph’s face into the mat tonight. Dolph said he’ll go get his gear on and walk back to the ring and steal the show because that’s what’s best for business.
Divas title match is next. WWEShop.com commercial.
They air a vignette for The Ascension.
WWE Divas title match: WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella vs. Naomi
They went back and forth for about a minute or so. Nikki hit an Alabama Slam but only got a 2 count. Nikki did a slingshot suplex on Naomi. Cover. 2 count. Then she put Naomi in a chinlock. Naomi fought back but both women went down when they collided in the middle of the ring. Miz came down and cheered on Naomi. Miz pounded on the mat to get the fans to cheer her on. Naomi then hit some dropkicks. Nikki drove Naomi’s face to her knee. Miz kept trying to motivate Naomi. Naomi hits a crossbody, cover, 2 count. Naomi then gets tossed outside of the ring. Jimmy Uso then comes down and attacks Miz. Miz runs backstage. Nikki gets Naomi in a small package while Naomi is distracted. Nikki gets the pin. Naomi looks at her husband and looks upset. She looks like she’s about to cry.
Winner: Nikki Bella
Adam Rose vs. Kane
The Bunny is in a neck brace because of the tombstone from Raw. Same Rose Buds as last night. Rose tries to tackle Kane but Rose gets knocked down. Rose finally gets a crossbody off the top but gets hit with a boot because he was dancing with his back facing Kane. Kane hits a chokeslam. Kane gets the win again. Quick match.
Kane walks past the Rose Buds and then turns around and grabs The Bunny and shoves him in the ring. He hits him with another tombstone.
Tom Phillips says Ryback is being evaluated to see if he’s experiencing any concussion-like symptoms.
They played a commercial for the Triple H fitness DVD.
They plugged tomorrow’s Tribute to the Troops.
Gold and Stardust said it will be the most unhappy time of the year this Monday night.
Renee Young interviewed Seth Rollins backstage. Rollins said that he doesn’t expect her to understand the intricacy in what he did last night. He said that John Cena can bring back The Authority. Until he does that he’ll make sure Cena is unsuccessful at everything he does including his match with Brock at the Royal Rumble. He said if that means he has to work with Heyman and Lesnar then so be it. He said Chris Jericho thinks he can walk in and run Raw, nobody can do what Triple H and Stephanie do. He said to mark his words that the Authority is coming back and until then he’ll make everyone miserable starting with Dolph Ziggler.
Seth Rollins vs. WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
J&J attacked Rollins during the match just before they went to commercial. Rollins was still on offense when they came back from break. Ziggler got the upper hand on Seth at ringside and pushed him into the stairs. But Ziggler yanked on Ziggler draping his neck over the ropes. Rollins went to the top rope but Ziggler hit him in the ribs. Ziggler with a neck breaker, elbow, pin attempt, dropkick, another pin attempt. DDT by Dolph. Cover. 2 count. Ziggler came back with a side kick to the head and went for a cover. 2 count. Seth goes to the top but Dolph catches him and hits a facebuster. Cover. 2 count. Good match. Both men are down now. J&J tries to rally Rollins. Ziggler rolls up Rollins, Rollins pushes off and Dolph gets pushed to the ropes. J&J tried to cause a distraction but Dolph back bodydrops Rollins to the outside on to J&J. Dolph hits a famouser. Cover. 2 count. Jamie Noble hit Dolph but the ref sees it and tells them to leave. Dolph wins with the Zig Zag. J&J run in to attack but Dolph escapes. He celebrates on the stage.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler